Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Deceitful Nag Profits


horse references
processed packaged
rough shod dues

an equestrian flesh nay
to horse meat sold today
as prime prestige beef

horse meat scandal
horse sold as beef
scheme driven profit

beef is selling at a high premium
enter herd hoof trackless consortium
black market mafia pony delirium

a rat does not look like a cat
a horse does not look like a cow
identity mistake excuse is bird

cheap is horse meat
someone is scooping
nag profits deceitful

Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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  • Terence George Craddock (2/13/2013 1:45:00 AM)

    Interesting points mentioned. There is a difference in taste between horse and cow, just as there is between goat, rabbit, chicken, duck, turkey; between wild animals with a gamey taste, free range, mass farmed and method of killing. Dogs are commonly eaten in several places in Asia, and both dogs and horses have often been eaten by desperate explorers and starving armies in the past; hunter gatherer Aboriginals in outback Australia eat feral cats which have reduced traditional populations of traditionally hunted species. Nature wastes nothing, the issue is control and identification of food standards. The issue of halal or kosher becomes extremely important when pork is added to supposed 100% beef and in mincemeat this can be common. But then this meat cannot be halal or kosher unless killed according to requite laws prescribed for these meats. The issue is not price but customer choice of consumption, and identifiable food standards maintained to protect consumers. Cows fed and consuming cow and animal by products to maximize profit risks mad cow disease and consumer health for example. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/13/2013 12:57:00 AM)

    when the difference is in the price, not in the taste buds, the entrepreneurs are out to reap profit! I don't know anyone eats the cats, but the rodents are eaten in many cultures, while the rodents annihilate their crops! (Report) Reply

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